David Firmin

Shareholder - Managing Partner

Phone: 303.991.2028
David A. Firmin is the Managing Partner of Altitude Community Law. David is a longtime resident of Colorado having moved to Littleton when he was 6 years of age. David stayed in the area attending the University of Denver for both undergraduate and law school. Out of law school, David’s legal work concentrated on real estate law and development issues including formation and creation of homeowners associations. Prior to entering the Homeowners association world, David worked with Ryland Homes and K. Hovnanian Homes handling land acquisitions, land entitlements, corporate governance and special districts. David has also worked with the Wheat Ridge Housing Authority and the Douglas County Housing Partnership setting up homeowner associations for income qualified housing developments. An active volunteer with the Community Association Institute, David has served on the CAI-RMC Spring Showcase Committee, Mountain Conference Committee and is a member of the Colorado Legislative Action Committee. He has also been a frequent presenter for CAI at both a local and national level, presents for HOA Leader on nationwide topics and is recognized as an industry leader. In his spare time, David enjoys hiking, snow shoeing and traveling both locally and worldwide.

Education:
B.A. University of Denver – 1991
Juris Doctorate, University of Denver School of Law – 1998

Professional Organizations:
Colorado Bar Association – Since 2007
Community Associations Institute – Since 2006
1st Judicial District Bar Association – Since 2007
Community Associations Institute, Colorado Legislative Action Committee – 2017 to 2018

Admitted In:
Colorado and Arizona

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

2021

6/3 – Legislative and Case Law Update

6/9 – Legislative and Case Law Update (The Condensed Version)

7/8 – Ballots, Proxies, and Votes – Oh My!

8/5 – Can We Be More Restrictive?

12/2 – Ask the Experts – Free For All

Recent Publications by David A. Firmin

Having reconvened on May 26, 2020 following the roughly two-month long COVID-19 recess, the Colorado General Assembly officially adjourned sine die on Monday, June 15, 2020. Considering the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, Colorado’s legislature was forced to make difficult fiscal and policy decisions during its last weeks of business. Throughout the session, Altitude CommunityGo to Article

“This is a marathon – not a sprint, which was the easy part – now we need to pace ourselves and these distancing measures need to be sustainable.”  So said Governor Polis on April 20th, when he announced the pending end of the Covid-19 Sprint, which was intended to flatten the Covid-19 Curve, and toGo to Article

With all that is happening right now, we want to keep you up to date on where Colorado’s General Assembly is at this session. With the public health crisis, life has come to a halt for the legislature. On March 14th the General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 20-1006, adjourning the legislature for two weeksGo to Article

With all of the action surrounding the HOA Information Office Sunset Bill, the introduction of HB 20-1333 occurred without much fanfare. HB 20-1333, sponsored by Rep. Titone (D) takes HOA transparency issues, either imaginary or real, directly in its sights. The bill attempts to make homeowners associations more transparent by requiring all associations to doGo to Article

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